Tidal Stripes to Rorys Tiger and more

ingridNilssonMugs

I am delighted to share these with you today, and I hope you like them too. Wonderful gift mugs from artist Ingrid Nilsson.

Ingrid is based in Edinburgh, she grew up in London, but her childhood travels to Scotland paved the way for her move there in the mid nineties.

She has been exhibiting locally, and in England for the last 15 years.

In 2011 Ingrid and partner Stuart opened Gallery-Cafe ‘Bon Papillon’ in the heart of Edinburgh’s ‘art quarter’. From here Ingrid paints and Stuart runs his framing workshop.

I can highly recommend the coffee and scones !

*Quote from Ingrid’s webpage biography.

Bay Attic | Ingrid’s Mugs | Ingrid’s Greeting Cards | Feed the Senses

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Douglas Roulston | Artist Spotlight

Douglas Roulston, originally from Glasgow, studied at Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee and achieved a Bachelor of Fine Art. He then went onto complete a Master of Fine Art.

He has taken the myths and legends of the Scottish Highlands and portrayed them with oil on canvas and expressive charcoal drawings. His passion for landscape has derived from his enthusiasm and love for outdoor sports such as skiing, mountain biking and hill walking.

In undertaking these sports he has had the time to appreciate the true beauty and atmosphere of the Highlands. This beauty inspired him to study 19th century Romantic artists who first started to capture the picturesque scenery of places such as Glencoe and Loch Katrine.

Artist Douglas RoulstonHe has painted from his imagination and tried to capture the intensity of the Highlands and the power that it has over humanity. This is highlighted by over exaggerating rock faces and creating piercing light rays through breaking clouds, reflection and the tranquility of distant springs and lochs. Mankind or any human creations rarely feature in his work.

It is the awe of nature, and the spirit of the sublime of nature that is explored throughout his work.

Love is in the air

February. That means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I get to show you all the LOVE-ly gifts we have for just such an occasion – sweet ! I’ve gone a bit mad on the heart theme, but these goodies are just so pretty I couldn’t resist.

First up, Jewellery – a girls best friend x

Floral Hearts in Pink, Blue and Purple – Necklace & Earrings  – Just GORrrr-juss Darling ! (said in my best Strictly voice)

Next, Tell them how you feel – with a cute and cuddle-some card. Whether you’re a love bird, love dugs or love bears, there’s a card to say how much you care.

Give a gift – share your heart  – Happy Valentine’s Day x

 Bay Attic | Bears | Birds | Gifts | Hearts

Bob Lees Artist Spotlight

Bob studied at Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1959. After completing National Service in RAF in Singapore, he qualified as a teacher of art in Glasgow.

Throughout his teaching life he has always painted, being of the belief that an art teacher should also be a practising artist. Now retired from the post of Principal Teacher of Art at Craigmount High School in Edinburgh, he can devote more time and energy to painting.

Together with his wife Val (a stained glass artist and teacher) they have renovated various properties in Edinburgh, Arran and the Borders. They have three grown up daughters also in the art world. Bob paints mostly in acrylics and depicts the many different moods of the Scottish landscape.

Bob Lees has had solo exhibitions in Edinburgh and Arran, and exhibited in other galleries (one of his paintings was presented to the late Princess Diana on an official visit to Arran). His work hangs in various private collections in the UK, Europe, Russia and the United States. Bob and Val live in Edinburgh but spend much of their time in their converted church in Corrie on the Isle of Arran.

James Somerville Lindsay | Artist Spotlight

James was born in Scone, Perthshire in 1954 grew up in Lanark in the Clyde Valley and studied at Glasgow School of Art , under the tutelage of the late John Cunningham. Despite the many fine art influences at GSA , he chose a career in advertising and design and enjoyed many creative highs during a 26 year career in the industry.

However, since his decision to seek a more personal form of self-expression and fulfillment, nothing compares to the joys of paint on canvas. At every opportunity, he endeavours to capture his chosen subject ‘plein air’, be it in the peaceful hills of a greek island, the light and colour of southern France or here at home in coastal village or city square. The fun and banter when the idyll is interrupted by the inquisitive passer-by, simply adds to the pleasure.

Watch The World Go By Open Edition Giclee Art Print
by James Somerville Lindsay

James Somverville Lindsay - Watch_the_World_Go_By

Since deciding to paint full-time in 2009, he has established a studio and framing workshop in an outbuilding adjoining his home in Lanark, and a base near Béziers in the Languedoc in the south of France.

His painting is now split between the UK and his gypsy-like travels abroad. In France, working from an old camper van affectionately nicknamed Claude ( after Monet, his favourite artist ) he is inspired by the light and colour of the region , often capturing his subject in one outdoor session.